• Samia Verbist

One Room Challenge - Spring 2021 - Bathroom Remodel - Week 6

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

ORC is almost done! This is one of the last weeks before the Big Reveal! How excited!

ORC is a motivational design event when you are looking for inspiration. It is fun, creative, and inspirational! This spring, as an interior designer, I will show you my process to turn an outdated guest bathroom into a bright and elegant space!

"First time on my blog? Welcome and thanks for coming by! My name is Samia Verbist, I am a French Interior Designer based in Huntington Beach, California. I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Interior Architecture in Paris, France and created my own interior design company in California 5 years ago. I love creating interesting designs for my clients and coming up with interiors that go above and beyond what they would have thought of. I love wallpaper, gold and my fab color is turquoise! My favorite places are Palm Springs and French Polynesia!"

This week was dedicated to the tile's installation which was a big thing and a dusty job! Armando, my contractor, removed the old tiles last week but then he had to prepare the walls. It is nearly impossible to remove tile without damaging a little the walls. There are several steps that must be done in order to prepare walls to be ready to tile over. The surface needs to be smooth so he had to scrape all the leftover mastic or tile adhesive off. Also as we decided to have the tiles going up to the ceiling, he replaced the regular drywalls for cement backer boards which is highly recommended in wet area. Then Armando created the shampoo niche and finished to prepare the walls. I will not detail all the steps, I'm the designer not the contractor, the technical process is not my specialty!

So, as you can see the tiles on the wall, the mosaic and the shampoo nice are done!